Straight up this is my favorite shot of this project so far. I can't stop looking at those eyes. Or that cheeky grin.
She was walking into a classy women's clothing store with a friend when I made my request. She graciously accepted. The footpath was crowded with people and we had to wait for a lull in the traffic before I could move around her to a better position. The sun was high in the sky and I didn't want to risk over exposing any part of her photos.
She told me she was spending a day in the city shopping. I asked if there was anything in particular she hoped to get and she responded saying "Candles". Keeping things rolling I asked for more detail: did she want scented candles or just plain household ones? "No, no, I said sandals".
This shot is practically straight out of camera, all I've done is increase the contrast slightly. I have not added any of my usual text to this because I didn't want anything at all to draw your attention away from those eyes. Because there's no text I'm able to upload at full size, so check out the huge original version. Best viewed in the lightbox.
This is the thirty first portrait of my attempt at the 100 strangers project.